Ships in class: 10
|白露||Shiratsuyu||Sasebo Naval Arsenal||14 November 1933||5 April 1935||20 August 1936||Collision 15 June 1944|
|時雨||Shigure||Uraga Dock Company||9 December 1933||18 May 1935||7 September 1936||Sunk in action 24 January 1945|
|村雨||Murasame||Fujinagata Shipyards||1 February 1934||20 June 1935||7 January 1937||Sunk in action, 6 March 1943|
|夕立||Yūdachi||Sasebo Naval Arsenal||16 October 1934||21 June 1936||7 January 1937||Sunk in action 13 November 1942|
|春雨||Harusame||Uraga Dock Company||3 February 1935||21 September 1935||26 August 1937||Sunk in action 8 June 1944|
|五月雨||Samidare||Uraga Dock Company||19 December 1934||6 July 1935||29 January 1937||Sunk in action 26 August 1944|
|海風||Umikaze||Maizuru Naval Arsenal||4 May 1935||27 November 1936||31 May 1937||Sunk in action 1 February 1944|
|山風||Yamakaze||Uraga Dock Company||25 May 1935||21 February 1936||30 June 1937||Sunk in action 23 June 1942|
|江風||Kawakaze||Fujinagata Shipyards||25 April 1935||1 November 1936||30 April 1937||Sunk in action 6 August 1943|
|涼風||Suzukaze||Uraga Dock Company||9 July 1935||11 March 1937||31 August 1937||Sunk in action 25 January 1944|
In general layout, the Shiratsuyu-class vessels closely resembled the Ariake sub-class, or final version of the Hatsuharu class, differing only in the more compact bridge design and the shape and inclination of the funnels. The hull retained the general configuration of the Hatsuharu class with a long forecastle with a pronounced flare to improve sea-keeping at high speeds by adding buoyancy and reducing the spray and water coming over the deck.
The Shiratsuyu class were the first Japanese warships to be completed with quadruple torpedo mounts and telephone communications to the torpedo station. As with the Hatsuharu class. the torpedo launchers were given a protective shield to allow for use in heavy weather and to protect against splinter damage.